Northwestern University

Department of Physics and Astronomy Qualifying Examinations

This page is a study guide for graduate students taking the Department of Physics & Astronomy's Qualifying Examinations.  The examinations consist of three written parts:  Classical & Statistical Physics, Electromagnetism, and Quantum Mechanics.  The following are PDF files of the individual examinations given since Spring 2006.  Please note that examinations before 2002 are taken from an older qualifying format in which there were four written parts and one oral part.  The current format has three written parts only, as outlined above.  The level and type of problems are the same for both formats.


 

 

 
Fall 2015
Quantum Mechanics
Electomagnetism
Classical/Statistical Mechanics
 
Spring 2015
Quantum Mechanics
Electomagnetism
Classical/Statistical Mechanics
 
Fall 2014
Quantum Mechanics
Electomagnetism
Classical/Statistical Mechanics
 
Spring 2014

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 
Fall 2013

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 
Spring 2013

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 
Fall 2012

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

Spring 2012

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

Fall 2011

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

Spring 2011

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

Fall 2010

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

Spring 2010

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

Fall 2009

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics

 

Spring 2009

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

Fall 2007

Quantum Mechanics
Electromagnetism
Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

Spring 2007
Quantum Mechanics
Electromagnetism
Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

Fall 2006

Quantum Mechanics
Electromagnetism
Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

Spring 2006

Quantum Mechanics
Electromagnetism
Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

 

Fall 2005

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

Spring 2005

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

Fall 2004

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

 

Spring 2004

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

Fall 2003

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

Spring 2003

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

2002

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical/Statistical Mechanics

 

2001

Quantum Mechanics

Electromagnetism

Classical Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Last Updated: October 8, 2015